Pastoral Transition

Pastoral Transition Updates

9/24/21  On September 7th Session approved a job description for a designated Pastor, and received approval from the Commission on Ministries (COM) from Presbytery for the job description. COM gave approval for Session to form a Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC), which is the next step in the process.

We will have a Congregation Meeting October 24th to vote on members of this committee. In conjunction with the COM, the session will be recruiting a bridge pastor. The bridge Pastor is a short term position to meet CPC's pastoral needs while the PNC works to identify a designated Pastor. If you have questions about the specifics, please contact the office to be connected to Frank St Peter.

9/17/21  As your Session we are in charge of seeing the church through this time of transition diligently searching for God's will for our church family.  We are committed to making this process as transparent as possible, and communicating to you regularly. Our first step was to put together a Job Description as a Session with input from the Personnel Committee members. We have completed the process by voting as a Session on the final edition of the Job Description, which we sent to the Presbytery of the Cascades Commission on Ministry (COMC) for discussion at their upcoming September meeting. Once the COMC approves our submitted Job Description, we will nominate and seat a Pastoral Nominating Committee (PNC). 

Most important to this process is your prayers! Prayer is vital and so very needed at this time.  Additionally, would you please allow an abundance of patience to let the process run? God is in charge, at work, and grooming our new pastor as we pray for that person.

Elders, Class of 2021

John Duff, Property

Diane Wilson, CYMT

Elders, Class of 2022

Cheryl Adams, Adult Education

Frank St Peter, Finance

Elders, Class of 2023

Brian Leutschaft, Mission

Jim Hayward, Personnel

Marianne Watson, Stewardship